Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Gielh's home work book questions Scribe post

5) The commission for the sale of a house was 6 and 3 fourths %. IF the house sold for $345 000 how much was the commission?

How I got the answer: I divided 6.75 by 100 then i got the decimal number which
is 0.0675. I multiplied 0.0675 by 345000 then i got 23287. The commission is $23287.

7 a) Miguel Bought a car for $4700. He made a down payment of 19 1/2%. How much was the down payment
How I got the answer : I divided 19.5 by 100 so I got a decimal number which is 0.195. I multiplied 0.195 by 4700 and I got 916.5. So Miguel's down payment was $ 916.50.

b) about 5.6% of Canadians have type 2 diabetes . IF Canada's population is 32 million , About ho
w many Canadians have this Condition?

How I got the answers: I divide 5.6 by 100 so then I got a decimal number which is 0.056. I multiplied 0.056 by 32 million and then I got 1.792 million Canadians have diabetes.

c) the 4900 - seat hockey arena was 63% full. How many people were at the game?

How I got the answer : I divide 63 by a 100 then I got a decimal number which is o.63 % . I multiplied 0.63 by 4900 and i got 3087. So 3087 people .

8)The Nile river is about 209% the length of the Yukon River. If the Yukon River is 3168 km , How long is the Nile River ( to the nearest km?)

How I got the Answer : I Divide 209 by 100 so then I got a decimal number 2.09. Then I multiplied 2.9 by 3168 which is 6621.12 %

*I divided by 100 first because a percent is out of a 100.

Here is a video of how to find a percent of a number :

Hey guys I'm sorry If my writing was bad .


  1. Good job Gielh! I like the pictures you used. And I also like the video. The pictures helped me understand a little bit more and the video helped a lot too. Good job again Gielh!!

  2. Good job Gielh! YOur scribe post was great. IT was clear and you showed how you got the answer. Here is a video that you could put next time:

  3. Good job, this helped me alot. And your writing is not that bad.

  4. Good Job Gielh! your scribe help me a lot and i like your video.

  5. Hi Gielh. Great scribe post! The images and explanations are well done, but I noticed on 7b, on the image you put "1792 000 have type 2 diabetes" but on the explanation you put "1.792 million", there shouldn't be a decimal point there. I suggest you add color to your fonts to make them stand out. The video is helpful. Here is a link you could add to your scribe post. : http://ca.ixl.com/math/grade-8/percents-of-numbers-word-problems

    Good Job!

  6. Hey Gielh. Good job on the scribe post. I noticed you did it the short way. Maybe, you should add the long way too. You also need to do what Hannah said about the 1.792 million thing. Otherwise, it's good.

  7. Hey Gielh. Good job on the scribe post. I noticed you did it the short way. i like your video.pictures helped me understand a little bit more than he video did.

  8. Good job Gielh. your scribe is a bit simple because of the pictures but they were also correct in your own way keep up the good work